This CD Rom is the complete collection of LightWave 3D objects, image maps & scene files created by Ron Thornton for his instructional video series:
Spacecraft Model Design
Spacecraft Surfacing Techniques
Cinematic Visual Effects
The perfect collection to follow along with the pioneer of broadcast CGI to create photorealistic 3D animation. Highly detailed models, particle animation & image mapped explosion effects. Build your own special effects, Broadcast ready and royalty free!
On this CD there are six completely surfaced objects, twelve fully animated scenes with special effects, particle animation sequences, Photoshop & Particle Storm tryout versions, and PYROMANIA! explosion image sequences.
* product description taken from Desktop Images product catalog
Content originally intended for LightWave 3D 5.0, 5.5, & 5.6, but will work flawlessly in newer versions of Lightwave (scenes designed with the "Particle Storm" plugin may not load correctly or just partially)
British-born cinematographer Ronald "Ron" T. Thornton (born June 1957, died 21 November 2016) was a key member and the co-founder of the digital visual effects company Foundation Imaging. He, as head of his company, worked on a number of TV series, including Babylon 5 and several Star Trek productions from 1993 to 2002.
Much of Ron Thornton's early visual effects career was spent working with miniatures and motion control technology, on British television series such as Doctor Who, Blake's 7, and The Tripods, prior to his move to America, where he initially worked on Warner Bros.
After his experiences with CGI on the live-action TV show 'Captain Power', Thornton started to entertain, in 1990, notions of creating a digital effects facility utilizing the latest advances in desktop computer technologies. This led, in 1992, to the founding of Foundation Imaging, with Thornton selling off all his own camera equipment and motion control systems in order to raise capital for the new computer systems.
Content provided as both ISO and compressed archive (ZIP)